How to start a chapter

The National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) was founded when some volunteers had an idea. They decided to start a nonprofit with the simple goal of educating people community by community and that volunteers would be at the heart of that effort. Our volunteers (Chapter Leaders) are passionate about seeking out opportunities to educate people through health fairs, education events, and fundraising events.  These individuals have demonstrated a true passion to help others and as a result thousands of people across this country have benefitted from their efforts.

Today there are 39 chapters around the country. That is amazing, but we’re just getting started. The growth of the NCCC is an indication of the frustration shared throughout the country by cervical cancer survivors and family, caregivers and those who deal with cervical cancer and HPV issues on a day-to-day basis. Many are still battling cervical cancer and related issues while volunteering the small amount of energy left over after treatments and caring for family, to educate others and raise awareness about cervical cancer and HPV.

Although we currently have a great start in more than two dozen states there are pockets where we need more. We need you!

If you and your friends are interested in starting a chapter please help us reach out to your community! You’ll get great support and an amazing feeling from helping others.

NCCC Chapters are born out of a desire that no other woman, family member or friend should feel alone while battling cervical cancer and HPV. Want to learn about starting a NCCC chapter in your area? Start by reading through Starting an NCCC Chapter. If you're interested in applying to start a new chapter, simply download the New Chapter Application Form, fill it out, and return it to us at nccc@ashastd.org.

Existing NCCC chapters need volunteers to increase their effectiveness in educational efforts, awareness raising as well as fundraising campaigns. Please feel free to contact any of the chapter leaders to offer help and support.

NCCC Chapter Activities

Local chapters of the National Cervical Cancer Coalition are established to demonstrate a local presence for the community. Thousands of women across the US are living with a history of surviving cervical cancer. These women as well as their families, caregivers and women currently undergoing cervical cancer treatment often find it part of the healing process to support and educate others about the disease. This can mean offering meetings for discussion, inviting knowledgeable speakers from the area to speak on the issues of cervical cancer and cancer survivorship, attending health care conferences, educating local physicians and community health centers about women's need for the highest quality care and even delving into political advocacy, so that financial access to screening and treatment is maintained.